It is DAY 19 of "Gluten Free Vegan Recipes with Breville" and I am thrilled to be celebrarting our Breville Sous Chef® Food Processor Giveaway with one of very favourite food bloggers, the dynamic and inspiring, JL Fields, blogger extraordinaire at the extremely popular vegan blog, JL Goes Vegan. In her forties, JL became a marathoner and triathlete, changed careers, transitioned from vegetarian to vegan, and is on FIRE! I will never forget that JL was the very first blogger I made friends with at BlogHer 11 in San Diego and I totally fell in love with her! Trust me, this woman ROCKS! 

JL is a well respected Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy. She serves on the board of directors of Our Hen House, and speaks all over the country on plant-based food and vegan activism; fitness and body image; making big changes post-40; Blogging; and Nonprofit Management. A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies.

JL is incredibly active in the vegan community. She has been interviewed for many radio shows and podcasts including Main Street Vegan on Unity.FM, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio. In addition to her speaking, teaching, and activism commitmnents, JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on her popular blog, JL goes Vegan; and in her weekly online column “I Eat Plants" for the Life Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY); and on Elephant Journal. She is also the editor of the community blog, Stop Chasing Skinny

If you want to learn about plant-based living, JL Goes Vegan is an AMAZING resource. I LIVE on this website to learn about what is going on in the vegan world. I have spent hours reading her celebrated Vegan 101 Series, where top vegan bloggers have written posts about different aspects of plant-based living. I also love her Vegan Cooking Tips posts such as, Using A Pressure Cooker to Cook Quicker Grains and Beans, and Tofu Tips; as well as her ideas about Switching to Vegan Beauty Products. I am always interested in what she is eating at the various vegan restaurants around the country too! 

Then, of course, there's the delicious vegan recipes! Some of my favourites include: Asian Azuki Bean Crockpot Chili, Savoury Quinoa Bread, Cucumber and Beet Noodle Salad, Raw Carrot Banana Cake, and Cherry Oat Ice Cream Bars. JL has recently written a book with The Vegan RD which will be released next year. I can't wait for that! 

Do NOT miss out on visiting JL Goes Vegan. It is LOADED with great information.
JL, thankyou for participating in this event, and for connecting me with Heather and Dreena. You amaze me....

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JL Goes Vegan with Tempeh Burgers

  • 5 oz. tempeh (I used organic three-grain tempeh)
  • filtered water
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast (I used powder; fortified with B vitamins)
  • 1/8 tsp black salt (which is actually pink)
  • 2 tsp filtered water
  • coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil (for frying)
  1. Soak tempeh in filtered water for 15 minutes
  2. Remove the tempeh from the bowl of water and place it in your Sous Chef® food processor.
  3. Using the “S” blade, pulse for a few seconds to break up the tempeh.
  4. Add nutritional yeast, salt, two teaspoons water and pulse.
  5. Heat the oil in the skillet.
  6. Roll and flatten tempeh into patties (half a block of tempeh - 5 ounces - makes two patties).
  7. Fry on medium-high heat for five minutes.
  8. Flip the patties, reduce heat to medium, and fry for another 3 - 4 minutes.
  9. Serve on some leafy greens topped with tomato, cucumber, avocado, sprouts & onions. YUMMO! 
  10. Makes 2 patties. 

Learn more about JL Fields at JL Goes Vegan
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Tips!

a quick easy way to clean this “cling-on” pieces out of your garlic press

If you are using a garlic press to mince your garlic you will know how hard they can to clean sometimes. There are always a few little stubborn bits that refuse to let go of the garlic party. Next time you are replacing your toothbrush (I replace mine about once a month) recycle it and then wash it. Keep it under the sink to scrub out your garlic press under running water to help remove those little cling on pieces.

Tess, thank you so much for including me in this fantastic series! As a new-ish vegan and new-ish home cook, making quick meals is so important (and essential!) to me and the food processor has been a valuable tool.

I’m so honored to be included with so many chefs and authors that I admire and adore!

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JL - You are SOOOO amazing and contribute so greatly to the vegan community. I would NEVER have done this event without you. Thankyou so much for all of your incredible support, and for introducing me to the fabulous Heather and Dreena. You just ROCK!

I thought that tempeh had gluten in it. I guess you taught me something.

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Teresa, Thankyou very much for bringing this up. I absolutely should have addressed this in my post. Tempeh can be a confusing thing, as some brands contain additives that are not gluten free, or they are manufactured in facilities that pose dangers for cross contamination. Most brands are not labelled Gluten-Free, and should be avoided by celiacs or those with serious allergies or intolerances to gluten.  Turtle Island Foods 5 Grain Tempeh is labelled Gluten Free and is the brand I used to make this recipe. I hope this clears up any confusion. Seitan, on the other hand, which is often confused with tempeh is made from wheat gluten.

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